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Digital edition of the letters

As part of a multi-year research project, the Alfred Escher Foundation made a collection of over 5,000 letters from and to Alfred Escher accessible online. In addition to transcripts and facsimiles, the platform of the digital edition of the letters ( provides a wide range of search and filter options, extensive comments on people and events, and a comprehensive history of Alfred Escher's life and work.

Details of the digital edition of the Alfred Escher letters can be found in this flyer.

To media reports on the digital edition of the Alfred Escher letters and selected quotations.

The Alfred Escher Foundation is very grateful to the following institutions for their generous financial commitment to the creation of the digital edition:

Lotteriefonds des Kantons Zürich

Credit Suisse

Stadt Zürich

Swiss Re

Swiss Life

Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Zug

Walter Haefner Stiftung, Zürich

Stiftung Historisches Erbe der SBB (SBB Historic)

Baugarten Stiftung, Zürich

Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, Basel

Nationale Suisse

Kanton Schwyz

Gemeinnützige Stiftung Accentus